Frog Fun: Celebrating the 4th of July, Preschool Style

It was another fun day at the Pond! During small group this morning, some children made yogurt parfaits that were red, white, and blue! You can make your own granola at home in honor of Independence Day. Here is how:

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Yogurt Parfait

1. Homemade Granola Mix

  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup raw oats
  • Sauté until golden.

2. Layer strawberries, vanilla yogurt, and blueberries, as well as homemade oat granola

3. Enjoy!

The children really had fun making the parfaits and made enough for the whole class to enjoy at snack time. Children with allergies to any of these things were given a safe alternative.

The other group went outdoors and played sun tag. There were two large Frisbee, orange and yellow. The taggers ran with the Frisbees and were the sun rays trying to tag the children. If they got tagged, they went to a shady area where a teacher sprayed them with water and they then had to put on several things before running from the sun again. Slip, slap, slop are the words we learned: slip on a shirt, slap on a hat , and slop on sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. They had a fun time!

Outdoors today the Frogs enjoyed playing with the new Frisbees. We also put some new sand in a plastic sandbox out at Toad Mountain for the Frogs to enjoy. That was quite popular as well! They also played on the swings and in the tunnel and other shady parts of Toad Mountain. They were encouraged to drink lots of water on this hot day. We also had a picnic!

Dragonflies (rising kindergarteners) played a listening game today to help prepare for beginning reading skills. They had to listen and guess what a certain sound was. Then, to make it more difficult, two or three sounds were made in a row, and they had to guess correctly in order. We then played Go Fish before going out to play.

We had a great day at the Pond!

~ Ms. Diana
Lead Frog Teacher

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